A Source Book in Indian Philosophy

A Source Book in Indian Philosophy
Author: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan,Charles A. Moore
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2014-07-17
ISBN 10: 1400865069
ISBN 13: 9781400865062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Source Book in Indian Philosophy Book Review:

Here are the chief riches of more than 3,000 years of Indian philosophical thought-the ancient Vedas, the Upanisads, the epics, the treatises of the heterodox and orthodox systems, the commentaries of the scholastic period, and the contemporary writings. Introductions and interpretive commentaries are provided.

A Source Book in Indian Philosophy

A Source Book in Indian Philosophy
Author: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Sir
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 683
Release: 1957
ISBN 10: 0691019584
ISBN 13: 9780691019581
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Source Book in Indian Philosophy Book Review:

Features significant works from the Vedic and Epic periods, the Heterodox and Orthodox systems, and contemporary Indian thought

Indian Philosophy A Very Short Introduction

Indian Philosophy  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Sue Hamilton
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2001-02-22
ISBN 10: 0191579424
ISBN 13: 9780191579424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indian Philosophy A Very Short Introduction Book Review:

India has a long, rich, and diverse tradition of philosophical thought, spanning some two and a half millennia and encompassing several major religious traditions. This Very Short Introduction emphasizes the diversity of Indian thought, and is structured around six schools which have achieved classic status. Sue Hamilton explores how the traditions have attempted to understand the nature of reality in terms of an inner or spiritual quest, and introduces distinctively Indian concepts such as karma and rebirth. She also shows how Indian thinkers have understood issues of reality and knowledge — issues which are also an important part of the Western philosophical tradition. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy
Author: Bina Gupta
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2012-04-19
ISBN 10: 1136653090
ISBN 13: 9781136653094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy Book Review:

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy offers a profound yet accessible survey of the development of India’s philosophical tradition. Beginning with the formation of Brahmanical, Jaina, Materialist, and Buddhist traditions, Bina Gupta guides the reader through the classical schools of Indian thought, culminating in a look at how these traditions inform Indian philosophy and society in modern times. Offering translations from source texts and clear explanations of philosophical terms, this text provides a rigorous overview of Indian philosophical contributions to epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and ethics. This is a must-read for anyone seeking a reliable and illuminating introduction to Indian philosophy.

Indian Philosophy

Indian Philosophy
Author: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Publsiher: Oxford India Collection (Paper
Total Pages: 759
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000115538450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indian Philosophy Book Review:

"Tracing the development of Indian philosophy as a single tradition of thought, these two volumes provide a classical exposition of Indian thought. The author showcases ancient philosophical texts and relates them to contemporary issues of philosophy and religion. He presents the essential meaning and significance of individual texts and philosophies and also draws parallels between Indian and western philosophical traditions. The first volume covers the Vedic and Epic periods, including expositions on the hymns of the Rig-Veda, the Upanishads, Jainism, Buddhism, and the theism of the Bhagvadgita. The second investigates the six Brahmanical philosophical systems, the theism of Ramanuja, Saiva ethics, metaphysicas and literature, and the theism of the later Vaishnavas." "This second edition, with a new Introduction by eminent philosopher, J.N. Mohanty, underlines the continuing relevance of the two volumes and the philosophic tradition they represent. Lucidly written, these books will form essential reading for students, teachers, scholars of Indian philosophy as well as general reader interested in the development and growth of Indian thought."--Jacket.

Classical Indian Philosophy

Classical Indian Philosophy
Author: Jitendra Nath Mohanty,Bina Gupta
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780847689330
ISBN 13: 0847689336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Indian Philosophy Book Review:

Renowned philosopher J. N. Mohanty examines the range of Indian philosophy from the Sutra period through the 17th century Navya Nyaya. Instead of concentrating on the different systems, he focuses on the major concepts and problems dealt with in Indian philosophy. The book includes discussions of Indian ethics and social philosophy, as well as of Indian law and aesthetics. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Japanese Philosophy

Japanese Philosophy
Author: James W. Heisig,Thomas P. Kasulis,John C. Maraldo
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 1360
Release: 2011-07-31
ISBN 10: 082483707X
ISBN 13: 9780824837075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japanese Philosophy Book Review:

With Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook, readers of English can now access in a single volume the richness and diversity of Japanese philosophy as it has developed throughout history. Leading scholars in the field have translated selections from the writings of more than a hundred philosophical thinkers from all eras and schools of thought, many of them available in English for the first time. The Sourcebook editors have set out to represent the entire Japanese philosophical tradition—not only the broad spectrum of academic philosophy dating from the introduction of Western philosophy in the latter part of the nineteenth century, but also the philosophical ideas of major Japanese traditions of Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto. The philosophical significance of each tradition is laid out in an extensive overview, and each selection is accompanied by a brief biographical sketch of its author and helpful information on placing the work in its proper context. The bulk of the supporting material, which comprises nearly a quarter of the volume, is given to original interpretive essays on topics not explicitly covered in other chapters: cultural identity, samurai thought, women philosophers, aesthetics, bioethics. An introductory chapter provides a historical overview of Japanese philosophy and a discussion of the Japanese debate over defining the idea of philosophy, both of which help explain the rationale behind the design of the Sourcebook. An exhaustive glossary of technical terminology, a chronology of authors, and a thematic index are appended. Specialists will find information related to original sources and sinographs for Japanese names and terms in a comprehensive bibliography and general index. Handsomely presented and clearly organized for ease of use, Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook will be a cornerstone in Japanese studies for decades to come. It will be an essential reference for anyone interested in traditional or contemporary Japanese culture and the way it has shaped and been shaped by its great thinkers over the centuries.

Philosophies of India

Philosophies of India
Author: Heinrich Zimmer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 724
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN 10: 1135029172
ISBN 13: 9781135029173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophies of India Book Review:

Originally published in 1973. The volume is divided into four sections: The introduction places the position of the Buddhist Tantras within Mahayana Buddhism and recalls their early literary history, especially the Guhyasamahatantra; the section also covers Buddhist Genesis and the Tantric tradition. The foundations of the Buddhist Tantras are discussed and the Tantric presentation of divinity; the preparation of disciples and the meaning of initiation; symbolism of the mandala-palace Tantric ritual and the twilight language. This section explores the Tantric teachings of the inner Zodiac and the fivefold ritual symbolism of passion. The bibliographical research contains an analysis of the Tantric section of the Kanjur exegesis and a selected Western Bibliography of the Buddhist Tantras with comments.

Free Will Agency and Selfhood in Indian Philosophy

Free Will  Agency  and Selfhood in Indian Philosophy
Author: Matthew R. Dasti,Edwin F. Bryant
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2014-02
ISBN 10: 019992273X
ISBN 13: 9780199922734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Free Will Agency and Selfhood in Indian Philosophy Book Review:

Focusing on the rich and variegated cluster of Indic philosophical traditions as they developed from the late Vedic period up to the pre-modern period, Free Will, Agency, and Selfhood in Indian Philosophy offers an understanding, according to each school, of the nature of free will and agency.

Classical Vaisesika in Indian Philosophy

Classical Vaisesika in Indian Philosophy
Author: ShashiPrabha Kumar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-09-02
ISBN 10: 1135071098
ISBN 13: 9781135071097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Vaisesika in Indian Philosophy Book Review:

Vaisesika is one of the six systems of Hindu philosophy. It represents a pluralistic realism and is usually held to be an atomistic, metaphysical theory. This book explores the basic tenets of the Vaisesika classical school of Indian philosophy from a new perspective. It argues that it reveals an epistemological formulation of its own, which was diminished due to later developments in the history of Indian philosophical tradition. Focusing on the principles of knowable objects and the processes of knowing as propounded by the Vaisesika school of Indian Philosophy, the book offers a fuller appreciation of the theories. Providing a balanced approach by examining earliest available material in the original sources of Vaisesika and concentrating on the epistemological pattern adopted therein, it presents an authentic and comprehensive understanding of Vaisesika concepts. This is the first introductory sourcebook in English for the authentic study of Vaisesika, and is of use to students and scholars of World Religion and Philosophy.

The Way of Nature

The Way of Nature
Author: Zhuangzi
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 0691179743
ISBN 13: 9780691179742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Nature Book Review:

A delightfully illustrated selection of the great Daoist writings of Zhuangzi by bestselling cartoonist C. C. Tsai C. C. Tsai is one of Asia’s most popular cartoonists, and his editions of the Chinese classics have sold more than 40 million copies in over twenty languages. This volume presents Tsai’s delightful graphic adaptation of the profound and humorous Daoist writings of Zhuangzi, some of the most popular and influential in the history of Asian philosophy and culture. The Way of Nature brings together all of Tsai’s beguiling cartoon illustrations of the Zhuangzi, which takes its name from its author. The result is a uniquely accessible and entertaining adaptation of a pillar of classical Daoism, which has deeply influenced Chinese poetry, landscape painting, martial arts, and Chan (Zen) Buddhism. Irreverent and inspiring, The Way of Nature presents the memorable characters, fables, and thought experiments of Zhuangzi like no other edition, challenging readers to dig beneath conventional assumptions about self, society, and nature, and pointing to a more natural way of life. Through practical insights and far-reaching arguments, Zhuangzi shows why returning to the spontaneity of nature is the only sane response to a world of conflict. A marvelous introduction to a timeless classic, this book also features an illuminating foreword by Edward Slingerland. In addition, Zhuangzi’s original Chinese text is artfully presented in narrow sidebars on each page, enriching the book for readers and students of Chinese without distracting from the self-contained English-language cartoons. The text is skillfully translated by Brian Bruya, who also provides an introduction.

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0521853567
ISBN 13: 9780521853569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy Book Review:

Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics Vol 1

Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics  Vol  1
Author: Thupten Jinpa
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN 10: 1614294720
ISBN 13: 9781614294726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics Vol 1 Book Review:

Explore the nature of our material world in a unique sourcebook, conceived by the Dalai Lama, collecting the scientific observations found in classical Buddhist treatises. Under the visionary supervision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics brings together classical Buddhist explorations of the nature of our material world and the human mind and puts them into context for the modern reader. It is the Dalai Lama’s view that the explorations by the great masters of northern India in the first millennium CE still have much that is of interest today, whether we are Buddhist or not. Volume 1, The Physical World, explores of the nature of our material world—from the macroscopic to the microscopic. It begins with an overview of the many frameworks, such as the so-called five aggregates, that Buddhist thinkers have used to examine the nature and scope of reality. Topics include sources of knowledge, the scope of reason, the nature and constituents of the material world, theories of the atom, the nature of time, the formation of the universe, and the evolution of life, including a detailed explanation of the early Buddhist theories on fetal development. The volume even contains a brief presentation on early theories about the structure and function of the brain and the role of microorganisms inside the human body. The book weaves together passages from the works of great Buddhist thinkers like Asanga, Vasubandhu, Nagarjuna, Dignaga, and Dharmakirti. Each of the major topics is introduced by Thupten Jinpa, the Dalai Lama’s principal English-language translator and founder of the Institute of Tibetan Classics.

Eastern Philosophy

Eastern Philosophy
Author: Victoria S. Harrison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0415587328
ISBN 13: 9780415587327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eastern Philosophy Book Review:

Eastern Philosophy: The Basics is an essential introduction to major Indian and Chinese philosophies, both past and present. Exploring familiar metaphysical and ethical questions from the perspectives of different Eastern philosophies, including Confucianism, Daoism, and strands of Buddhism and Hinduism, this book covers key figures, issues, methods and concepts. Questions discussed include: What is the 'self'? Is human nature inherently good or bad? How is the mind related to the world? How can you live an authentic life? What is the fundamental nature of reality? Throughout the book the relationships between Eastern Philosophy, Western Philosophy and the questions reflective people ask within the contemporary world are brought to the fore. With timelines highlighting key figures and their contributions, a list of useful websites and further reading suggestions for each topic, this engaging overview of fundamental ideas in Eastern Philosophy is valuable reading for all students of philosophy and religion, especially those seeking to understand Eastern perspectives.

Classical Indian Philosophy

Classical Indian Philosophy
Author: Deepak Sarma
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0231133987
ISBN 13: 9780231133982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Indian Philosophy Book Review:

Deepak Sarma completes the first outline in more than fifty years of India's key philosophical traditions, inventively sourcing seminal texts and clarifying language, positions, and issues. Organized by tradition, the volume covers six schools of orthodox Hindu philosophy: Mimamsa (the study of the earlier Vedas, later incorporated into Vedanta), Vedanta (the study of the later Vedas, including the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads), Sankhya (a form of self-nature dualism), Yoga (a practical outgrowth of Sankhya), and Nyaya and Vaisesika (two forms of realism). It also discusses Jain philosophy and the Mahayana Buddhist schools of Madhyamaka and Yogacara. Sarma maps theories of knowledge, perception, ontology, religion, and salvation, and he details central concepts, such as the pramanas (means of knowledge), pratyaksa (perception), drayvas (types of being), moksa (liberation), and nirvana. Selections and accompanying materials inspire a reassessment of long-held presuppositions and modes of thought, and accessible translations prove the modern relevance of these enduring works.

A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy

A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2008-09-02
ISBN 10: 1400820030
ISBN 13: 9781400820030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy Book Review:

A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy is a milestone along the complex and difficult road to significant understanding by Westerners of the Asian peoples and a monumental contribution to the cause of philosophy. It is the first anthology of Chinese philosophy to cover its entire historical development. It provides substantial selections from all the great thinkers and schools in every period--ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary--and includes in their entirety some of the most important classical texts. It deals with the fundamental and technical as well as the more general aspects of Chinese thought. With its new translation of source materials (some translated for the first time), its explanatory aids where necessary, its thoroughgoing scholarly documentation, this volume will be an indispensable guide for scholars, for college students, for serious readers interested in knowing the real China.

Contemporary Indian Philosophy

Contemporary Indian Philosophy
Author: Basant Kumar Lal
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1978
ISBN 10: 9788120802612
ISBN 13: 8120802616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Indian Philosophy Book Review:

Contemporary Indian Philosophy has arisen in awareness of the need to reconcile the forces of tradition with those of modernity. It is not merely repetitive. There is, in it, a definite attempt to construct a system. It develops under the conviction that the basic aim of Philosophy is to cultivate a world-view. This requires an awareness of the existential condition of life as also the con-sciousness of life s ulti-mate ideal, viz., redem-ption, not only of the individual, but of the total human race. It emphasises the ultimacy of spiritual values; yet it demonstrates that the roots of spiritual life lie in conditions that are essentially existential. The present study seeks to highlight these aspects of Contemporary Indian Philosophy. It is an attempt to rethink, in an academic manner, the thoughts of the contemporary thinkers, Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, Krishna Chandra Bhattacharya, S. Radhakrishnan, and Mohammad Iqbal. Different aspects of their thoughts have been systematised, categorised and placed under suitable philosophical heads in this work.

The Art of Chinese Philosophy

The Art of Chinese Philosophy
Author: Paul Goldin
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 0691200793
ISBN 13: 9780691200798
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Chinese Philosophy Book Review:

"In this book intellectual historian Paul Goldin presents a history and interpretation of the eight most important classical Chinese philosophical texts and schools of thought associated with them: the Analects, Mencius, Mozi, Zhuangzi, Sunzi, Xunzi and Han Feizi. These eight texts represent the core of ancient Chinese thought and are usefully studied in conjunction as they continually respond to one another's arguments. They have also exerted outsize influence on both the history of Chinese philosophical thought, and intellectual life, and remain widely read today. Goldin aims to strike a fundamental balance: paying due attention to the historical circumstances of each text's transmission, without losing sight of its animating ideas. A significant fact (and one which differentiates these texts from the vast majority of Western philosophical texts) is that not one of the eight texts was written in its present form by the philosopher to whom it is attributed. Goldin thus begins the book by asking the basic question "What are we reading?" while also considering why it has been so rarely asked. Yet far from denigrating Chinese philosophy, he argues that liberating these texts from the mythic idea that they are the product of a single great mind only improves our understanding and appreciation. By no means does a text require single and undisputed authorship to be meaningful; nor is historicism the only legitimate interpretive stance. The first chapter takes up a hallmark of Chinese philosophy that demands a Western reader's cognizance: its preference for non-deductive argumentation. Chinese philosophy is an art (hence the title) he demonstrates, more than it is a rigorous logical method. Then comes the core of the book, eight chapters devoted to the eight philosophical texts divided into three parts: Philosophy of Heaven, Philosophy of the Way, and Two Titans at the End of an Age. In a final section Goldin explains the versatile concept of qi (chi), which played a central role in Chinese philosophical thought (as well as the martial arts) and which was thought to be the animating life force of nature and the control of which the key to philosophical wisdom"--

Zen Sourcebook

Zen Sourcebook
Author: Stephen Addiss,Stanley Lombardo,Judith Roitman
Publsiher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0872209091
ISBN 13: 9780872209091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zen Sourcebook Book Review:

Introduction by Paula Arai. This is the first collection to offer selections from the foundational texts of the Chinese, Korean, and Japanese Zen traditions in a single volume. Through representative selections from their poetry, letters, sermons, and visual arts, the most important Zen Masters provide students with an engaging, cohesive introduction to the first 1200 years of this rich -- and often misunderstood -- tradition. A general introduction and notes provide historical, biographical, and cultural context; a note on translation, and a glossary of terms are also included.

Classical Indian Philosophy

Classical Indian Philosophy
Author: Peter Adamson,Jonardon Ganeri
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-03-26
ISBN 10: 0198851766
ISBN 13: 9780198851769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Indian Philosophy Book Review:

Peter Adamson and Jonardon Ganeri present a lively introduction to one of the world's richest intellectual traditions: the philosophy of classical India. They begin with the earliest extant literature, the Vedas, and the explanatory works that these inspired, known as Upani.sads. They also discuss other famous texts of classical Vedic culture, especially the Mahbhr=ar=ata and its most notable section, the Bhagavad- G=ita, alongside the rise ofBuddhism and Jainism. This opening section emphasizes the way that philosophy was practiced as a form of life in search of liberation from suffering. From there, Adamson and Ganeri move on to the explosion of philosophicalspeculation devoted to foundational texts called 'sutras,' discussing such traditions as the logical and epistemological Ny=aya school, the monism of Advaita Ved=anta, and the spiritual discipline of Yoga. The final section charts further developments within Buddhism, highlighting Nag=arjuna's radical critique of 'non-dependent' concepts and the no-self philosophy of mind found in authors like Dign=aga, and within Jainism, focusing especially on its 'standpoint' epistemology. Adamson and Ganerithen conclude by considering much-debated question of whether Indian philosophy may have influenced ancient Greek philosophy and the impact that this area of philosophy on later Western thought. Unlikeother introductions that cover the main schools and positions, consider philosophical themes such as non-violence, political authority, and the status of women, while also covering textual traditions typically left out of overviews of Indian thought, like the C=arv=aka school, Tantra, and aesthetic theory.